15 03, 2019

How my five-year plan made me financially independent at age 36.

By | 2019-03-15T19:20:56-04:00 March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yes. Financially independent. That means if I wanted to stop working tomorrow, I could live the rest of my life without worrying about how to pay my monthly expenses. I dont want to stop working (I love my job!)… but I could. By making a plan that guided my choices and decisions in life, I am now in a position where I can breathe easy when it comes to money. It wasn’t always that way though, friends. For quite a while, [...]

9 01, 2019

Planning your Holiday Budget Part 3: “The Plan”

By | 2019-01-09T17:39:39-04:00 January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join me this month in a 3 part video series about how to survive the Holiday Season (and plan for the next one) without blowing your budget! Budget is NOT a bad word… it’s your financial superpower! Rising Above Your Expenses is easy… IF you commit to planning ahead. Watch parts 1 and 2 of our Holiday budget video series on the blog. If you missed Part 1, you can find it HERE, along with a FREE worksheet to help you create [...]

23 12, 2018

Planning your Holiday Budget Part 2: “The Budget”

By | 2018-12-23T21:40:10-04:00 December 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join me this month in a 3 part video series about how to survive the Holiday Season without blowing your budget! Budget is NOT a bad word... it's your financial superpower! Rising Above Your Expenses is easy... IF you commit to planning ahead. Watch part 2 of our Holiday budget video series below. If you missed Part 1, you can find it HERE, along with a FREE worksheet to help you create your Holiday budget list at home.  https://youtu.be/xW9ajS0tz0w

3 12, 2018

Planning your Holiday Budget Part 1: “The List”

By | 2018-12-03T16:01:04-04:00 December 3rd, 2018|Budget|0 Comments

The first step to surviving the Holidays with money left over: MAKE THE LIST. Santa's not the only one who lives by the list... it can work for you too! Making a detailed gift list is what sets you up for budget success this season. Join me this month in a 3 part video series about how to survive the Holiday Season without blowing your budget! Budget is NOT a bad word... it's your financial superpower! Rising Above Your Expenses is [...]

17 11, 2018

Planning ahead can reap big rewards… sometimes you can even get things for FREE!

By | 2018-12-03T13:56:04-04:00 November 17th, 2018|Planning|0 Comments

Check it out...  I was able to fill these carts with $679.16 of items for my home using my credit cards points!! I literally didn't spend a penny of my hard earned cash. I know....I know it may seem skeptical, but over time I have built my points up that I was able to cash in and get $1500 in gift cards to Home Depot and the kicker....I NEVER paid my credit card company a penny in interest. I am a [...]

18 09, 2018

The Envelope Accountability System

By | 2018-12-03T14:26:20-04:00 September 18th, 2018|Budget|0 Comments

Budgeting doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, the basics are EXTREMELY simple. The HARDEST part about budgeting is holding yourself accountable because the REASONS we break our budget aren't black and white. They're an emotional issue.   When I began my "5 year plan" for the future as a young woman, my solution was to make budgeting and saving as simple as possible... so I went for the basics and established an envelope accountability system for myself. And you [...]

1 07, 2018

Time to GO TO THE MATTRESSES. FIGHT for the life you really want.

By | 2018-07-01T15:34:05-04:00 July 1st, 2018|motivation, Rising|0 Comments

Sunday afternoons are good for catching up with work and planning the week ahead, but let’s be honest.. Sometimes that happens in front of the TV. Today, as I was filling out my day planner (yes, I still write things down.. with a pencil!) the movie “You’ve Got Mail” was on. You know that one from the 90’s with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? I had seen it a million times, but today I realized: It’s all about Rising Above. There [...]